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Four armed teens arrested after Weston robbery

By workexpboy - 30 November 2011 25

Two 13-year-old boys and two male youths, aged 16 and 17, were arrested by ACT Policing this morning (Wednesday 30 November) for an armed robbery at a service station in Weston overnight.

Police will allege the four youths, two armed with firearms, entered the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street in Weston and approached the counter, demanding cash. They stole the till and cigarettes, and were seen leaving in a silver-coloured Toyota Hilux.

The vehicle was found by police a short time later, abandoned in Tepper Crescent in Kambah. Immediate checks on taxi movements by a Woden General Duties patrol revealed a taxi had picked up four passengers from the same area.

The Woden patrol stopped the taxi in Gordon, and identified the four youths from the earlier armed robbery. They were arrested and taken to City Police Station where they are being interviewed by police.

Specialist Response and Security members recovered the two firearms used by the youths in the armed robbery following a search of the area.

The arrest of the four youths was the result of a collaborative ACT Policing response, including members from Woden and Tuggeranong General Duties patrols, Specialist Response and Security, Criminal Investigations and Police Operations.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the armed robbery at the Caltex Service Station to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at . Information can be provided anonymously.

Courtesy ACT Police

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Mumbucks 11:13 pm 30 Nov 11

poetix said :

Mumbucks said :

What happened to the days of hitch’n?

Belanglo State Forest?

Ivan was sure a bad customer.

MWF 10:15 pm 30 Nov 11

harryhaller said :

Nice. I don’t want to see what the parents of these brats look like…

They might look just like you.

steveu 10:13 pm 30 Nov 11

Have a good look at how old they are. WTF? Hope their parents are proud. Personally I think its time that people applied for a licence to have kids.

LSWCHP 9:58 pm 30 Nov 11

canberralocal said :

Incredibly concerning that four under-eighteen individuals are in possession of firearms for a holdup, that’s shocking. What is Canberra coming to?

Yeah, I agree. The problem, particularly with very young kids, is that they mostly won’t have developed empathy, or an understanding of consequences. This is why child soldiers are such a fearsome proposition. They’re capable of killing you like they’d kill a mosquito, with the same level of emotional involvement.

A thirteen year old kid doing a robbery with a gun is in a very, very dangerours situation, both for themselves and for those around them. I really hope the cops are able to find out where these weapons came from, and that there are consequences for the suppliers.

canberralocal 9:11 pm 30 Nov 11

Incredibly concerning that four under-eighteen individuals are in possession of firearms for a holdup, that’s shocking. What is Canberra coming to?

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